Riya Rashmi Dash: “As a child, I never imagined being an entrepreneur and as someone who grew up in a conventional environment. I aspired to become an author after I started writing. When my writing started flourishing, I had a zeal to start my own publication house. It's where I started my business last year in August and it's been a year. I started my organization on 29th August 2020 which was a new turning point in my life.
I have been in this industry for three and half years and started as a writer, then a Compiler, compiling world record Anthologies but Opus was never in my plans. Being an entrepreneur was not so easy. I knew I would face hurdles but somehow prepared myself and started working towards it.
In the beginning, several were by my side to work along and through this, they gained my trust. But then I faced some tough challenges as my trusted ones left me in the middle. They tried to stop me in every possible way and even some of my closest ones became my competitors. Even I heard that I won't succeed and Opus will come to an end in a few months. But I worked harder to overcome every challenge and now I am happy with my progress.
Besides being the founder of Opus Coliseum, I’m also the author of my books ``Waiting to Exhale" and "MYSTERY OF WORDS". I’ve also achieved the Being Inspirational Indian Award, Sahitya Kosh Awards, and many more. Also, I’m pursuing BBA from KIIT. My firm was awarded as the best publishing house of the year.
Opus is an MSME and ISO registered publishing community where we publish solo books, anthologies, and magazines. We have a podcast believing writers should express themselves through writing and their voices are the key role for everyone. The basic benefit of our services and products is giving platforms to all the budding writers and artists through various ways to uplift them and give recognition.
People can connect with us on firstname.lastname@example.org or through Instagram: @the_opus_coliseum
I believe you never know when the tables can turn in your favor. So always believe in yourself, and your instincts because there's where you know the path to lead yourself.”